Re: unscripted hypnosis facilitation Re: about meditation vs hypnosis
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Melody"
> That's a very good way of describing it, Nina.Right. There is a potential stumbling block, too, as regards the
> What's particularly useful in doing it in the
> context of 'dream like imagery' is that the
> normal resistances and avoidances have
> fallen away. It's hard to describe (but
> I would bet you understand), that using
> this approach the experiencer learns to
> experience things fully, yet doing so with
> a degree of detachment....or surrender.....
> not typical in their normal waking consciousness.
images that come forth not being of the typical "normal waking"
consciousness. The sense-making is entirely different. So, if someone
is still attempting to make sense of these surfacings in the same way
they make sense of "normal waking" situations, the process shuts
down. However, it is possible to work within the sense-making
paradigm of the particular surfacings and become 'active' in the
session. So, maybe there is no apparent direct 1-to-1 relationship
between the surfacings (unconscious) and situations (conscious), but
the connections are still available.
Another way of looking at it is to understand that each person has
within them a particular makeup of imagination, complete with
emphasis on particular manifestations of archetypes over others. The
specifics of how these manifestations interact with other
manifestations is also individual. This is why the 'unscripted'
aspect is important, and why an individual must be present and active
in the session, rather than being led through a scripted
In some ways, working in this way is a little like having a
conversation. I use words to refer to something that is bothering me.
I have a conversation with Melody. Melody gives me feedback, the
words I am using gradually change. Suddenly, the something that is
bothering me is seen in a new light and it "changes". In this way of
working, however, the entire conversation, all the words, Nina and
Melody, take place within "the imagination", and may appear as
images, sensations, thoughts, insights, etc., which may directly
alter the course of something in my mind, body, or whatever. It is as
if the "something in my mind, body, or whatever" were connected
energetically to pieces in my "imagination" and by working on
the "imagination pieces", I work on the "something in my mind, body,
> A good facilitator watches the body closely,Yes.
> and learns to weave observations of body
> cues into the dialogue.
One of the most amazing things about this "approach" is that it lays
bare the piece about "it all being" the flow of "information".
I laugh thinking of an ex-colleague who talked (loud and
opinionated), wrote emails (all caps), drew details (thick, fat lines
and no sense of finesse), and designed buildings (lol!) exactly the
way he looked and moved his body. His 'personality', as a set of
on/offs of all the available qualities of 'personality', was
pervasive through 'him'. He had filtered out certain aspects of this
larger 'flow of information' and created a very thorough personhood.
He was a complete piece of work! As we all are...
> It's a fascinating approach not only to workingYes, but do not expect it to be predictable or to have clean
> with issues that tend to drive behavior, but
> with issues that tend to drive illness, as well.
> One lady, who was a friend with liver cancer,Huh! Total remission?
> never returned again to her doctor for
> treatment after a particularly intensive session.
> And that was more than 10 years ago. :-)